Two days after being announced as the communications director for President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration, Jason Miller has reversed his acceptance in an effort to spend more time with his family. In his words, “After spending this past week with my family, the most amount of time I have been able to spend with them since March 2015, it is clear they need to be my top priority right now and this is not the right time to start a new job as demanding as White House communications director.” Miller, who served as a senior advisor to Trump during his campaign, further announced the expectance of his second daughter in January.
Miller, now 41 years of age, rose to prominence through his involvement with Jamestown Associates, a political consultant firm which “produces victories for clients by creating TV, video, radio, mail and digital messages that get the voters’ attention and their votes.” Joining as a consultant in 2010, his dedication to conservative candidates has resulted in notable campaign victories for republicans such as Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford.
On the presidential level, Miller served as National Deputy Communications Director for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 campaign. In the 2016 election cycle, before joining the Trump campaign, he served as Senior Communications Advisor for Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign.
In a memorable CNN interview back in August, Miller passionately disputed polls showing Trump behind in key swing states, claiming them to be biased against the republican candidate. Despite pressure by anchor Wolf Blitzer, Miller reminded viewers of Trump’s impressive level of campaign spending, and cast doubt on Clinton’s polling leads in gender demographics and terrorism response. In a sea of republican pessimism and slim odds of victory, Miller’s poise and insight aided the President-Elect in turning the tide. His dense portfolio of conservative activism will be sorely missed by the Trump Administration.
In Miller’s absence, appointed Press Secretary Sean Spicer will fulfill the role of Communications Director. Other notable appointments to the White House press team are Trump campaign and transition press secretary, Hope Hicks, and Trump campaign and transition director of social media, Dan Scavino.
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